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Nokia’s Ovi Store: Put that in your pipe and smoke it, doubters!

So I’ve been pretty vocal about Nokia’s Ovi Store. I was vocal (positively) when it launched. I was vocal (negatively) when it really began to frustrate me (silly little bugs that we letting it down) and I’ve been rather delighted at the company’s continued success with the platform ever since. I’ve been banging the drum […]

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Lady Geek TV: Series 3: Episode 6

We are proud to bring you the final episode of this Series of Lady Geek TV. Here’s what’s happening in this episode. “Feeling stressed over not having the time to be a domestic Goddess? In this week’s episode, which is the final of the series (sniff sniff) our Lady Geeks have discovered apps that will […]

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Lady Geek TV: Series 3: Episode 5

The ladies are back again, and this week it’s gaming apps. “Is your high-pressure job getting to you? You need to take it easy – to “chillax” even… and what better way to kick-back than with some of the finest games on your smart phone. This week the Lady Geeks and their lovely assistant Keith […]

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Lady Geek: Series 3: Episode 4

Once again the ladies are back, and this time they’re unlocking your inner linguist. Check it out. “Bonjourno! This week the Lady Geeks bring out your inner linguist. We give you the power to translate on-the-go! Ovi’s new Multitranslate and Language Master help you speak the native tongue to save you from sounding like you’re […]

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Nokia’s Marco Argenti on Ovi Life Tools

MEF Americas 2010 Content & Commerce At the MEF Americas 2010 Content & Commerce event in Miami recently I sat down with Nokia’s top Ovi man, Marco Argenti, to ask him about Ovi Life Tools. Whilst most of us in the West are busy obsessing over whether or not we’ve got to the next level […]

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Nokia’s Marco Argenti on the growth of Ovi

MEF Americas 2010 Content & Commerce At the MEF Americas 2010 Content & Commerce event in Miami recently I sat down with Nokia’s top Ovi man, Marco Argenti, to ask him about how things were going with the platform. In a measure of how quickly things are progressing, the stat he gave in this video […]

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Nokia’s Marco Argenti: “250k users joining Ovi every day”

I sat down with Nokia’s Mr Ovi Marco Argenti at the MEF Americas Content & Commerce event in Miami recently. I’ve got a few video episodes of the exchange coming shortly but I also asked Marco if he’d be up for a quick Q&A ahead of that. I’m delighted that he said yes so here […]

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I shit ye not: Our Nokia app has 7,000 users!

Back in July, I used the all new Ovi App Wizard system to create a mobile application for our sister video site, Mobile Developer TV. Here’s the story discussing the endeavour and here’s the video showing how easy the Ovi App Wizard system is to use. The system enables you to make an application for your […]

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Nokia: Apple’s App Store ‘is a must have’ (but so are we)

I caught this post by Stuart Dredge over on Mobile Entertainment. He sat in on panel at this week’s MIPCOM event in Cannes. Stuart points out that Cedric Thomas, the chap who heads up Nokia’s Ovi services in France, delivered a delightfully direct assessment of his (and Nokia’s) suggested developer App Store strategy. Cedric’s key […]

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I’ve deployed Mobile Developer TV with Ovi App Wizard

Whilst the challenges continue with Nokia, one of the recent shining lights for me is the Ovi App Wizard system. It enables you to specify a few RSS feeds, a logo and some colours… and boom, an application is created that works on almost all Ovi-compatible handsets. It’s ridiculously easy to use. Just register and […]

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We’ve made the frontpage of Ovi App Wizard

Thanks to OscarB for pointing out that the Mobile Industry Review app has made the Ovi App Wizard frontpage. I wonder if that’s because I recently updated our Ovi Store application with a dedicated Nokia news feed for any posts tagged with the word ‘nokia’. This post should be right at the top in that […]

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A super example of why Nokia needs to get tough and get stuck in

Recently someone described me on Twitter as ‘pro-Nokia’. Like you’d label someone ‘right-wing’ or ‘left-wing’. I can’t find the tweet but it really stuck with me. I am a fundamental fan of the company and I very much respect a lot of the talented people who work there. But I think a better label for […]